Creased Magazine – Oh, So Pleasing!

Crease Magazine is a new bi-monthly publication featuring never-before published original Origami diagrams from creators around the world. Having just received the first issue, I dove into it with as much enthusiasm as a child let loose in a candy store. Creative director Sok Song and his editorial team have produced a magazine that is … Read more

An Idea to Leave a Nice Message for Someone

origami butterfly with a quote of an irish blessing

“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sunAnd find your shoulder to light on,To bring you luck, happiness and richesToday, tomorrow and beyond.”~Irish Blessing I folded this origami butterfly with a page taken from a magazine. On one side was the picture of a leafless tree and the reverse side was black. What I … Read more

Beautiful Papers and Gifts in a Cozy Vermont Store

Where I live in Vermont there is no easy access to good art supply stores. This is one convenience I miss not living in a large city where art materials and supplies are more conveniently accessible. Yes, thank goodness I can order supplies through the Internet! But, I’m not completely out of luck. In the … Read more

Treasures From Patagonia in Modular Origami Boxes

As a child growing up in Colombia, Patagonia seemed an imaginary place that I always heard mentioned in statements or expressions that implied great distance. When we wanted to describe a place that was far away, we might say something like “I had to go to ‘Patagonia’ to pick up my shoes. It took forever … Read more

Found Paper: 12 Types to Fold a Bird -Which is Best?

In the practice of origami, I have learned to keep my eyes open to the possibilities and spirit of any paper that comes into my hands and I can recycle to fold origami models. According to the model we fold there will be papers that are more appropriate than others for each particular case. The … Read more

Reuse Tissue Paper to Make Origami Mushrooms

As a Christmas gift, we received a box of oranges from an old family friend. Each orange was wrapped in a square of white tissue paper, featuring a green circular design with red type in the center. Oranges are my favorite fruit, but looking at the contents of the box, I couldn’t decide if I … Read more